Call for Papers

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MobiSys 2014 will continue the tradition of publishing top-notch research papers dealing with all aspects of mobile systems. MobiSys seeks original papers that take a broad systems perspective rather than focus narrowly on low-level components. Of particular interest are technical contributions that enable new and compelling mobile scenarios and applications. The conference values results and insights obtained from working implementations more highly than those obtained solely from simulations. If you have any questions regarding relevance or other submission-related issues, please contact the program chairs at

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with mobile applications, networks and systems
  • Innovative mobile and mobile sensing applications
  • Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
  • Wearable computing and innovative mobile devices
  • Software architectures for mobile devices
  • Data management for mobile applications
  • Infrastructure support for node mobility
  • System-level energy management for mobile devices
  • Operating systems for mobile devices
  • Support for mobile social networking and mobile Web
  • Security and privacy in mobile systems
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
  • Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
  • Vehicular wireless systems
  • User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and systems
  • Personal-area networks and systems
  • Cyber foraging and resource discovery for mobile systems

Papers on work that is currently under review, whether in shorter, longer, or the same form, must not be submitted to MobiSys. Submission of a longer version of a published, not just accepted, workshop paper is encouraged if it includes significant new contributions. However, the authors must cite their workshop paper. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. As is customary with the scientific peer review process, submissions will be handled as confidential material during the review process. Submissions will be single blind, i.e., reviewers will be anonymous and submissions should include authors' names and institutions.

We strongly encourage perspective author(s) to use past MobiSys proceedings as a guideline to assess the readiness of their work for submission. Due to high review load on PC members, low quality or premature work submitted to the conference is likely to receive a smaller number of reviews and the reviews may be brief.

ACM has been making an effort to support more open access to the proceedings of its sponsored conferences. As a result, the MobiSys '14 proceedings will be publicly available through the conference website from two weeks before the conference to two weeks after it.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. Papers meeting any of these criteria will be rejected. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets these guidelines should contact the program chairs. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

New in 2014: As part of the submission process, authors of papers that describe experiments on human subjects, or that analyze nonpublic data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), will be asked to certify that their work was vetted by an ethics review (e.g., IRB approval). We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions around data collection and experiments with human subjects.

Selected outstanding papers may be fast-tracked as a special section of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

Best Paper Award

All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers. The winner will be selected at the conference, considering both the paper and the presentation. The winner will receive a plaque and a cash award.

Submission Guidelines

Detailed formatting guidelines and access to the submission server can be found in the Submission page.

Important Dates

- Abstract registration deadline: December 3, 2013, 11:59:59 PM EST (December 4, 2013, 04:59:59 AM UTC)
- Paper submission deadline: December 10, 2013, 11:59:59 PM EST (December 11, 2013, 04:59:59 AM UTC)
- Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2014
- Camera-ready due: April 9, 2014